nipaluna/Hobart Language Day 2019
nipaluna/Hobart Language Day was held at Parliament lawns nipaluna (Hobart) on Saturday March 30.
The theme was 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Over 300 people attended.
palawa kani activities were: Opening - Daisy Allan, milaythina-mana Dewayne Everettsmith,
kanaplila luna Women's Dances, Sharing Aboriginal place names - June Sculthorpe;
& Hands-on workshops throughout the day: rri karati-ti Hands in friendship
- ochre handprints on a banner for International Indigenous Languages Year,
rayakana nipaluna song + kanalaritja kitina stringing a shell bracelet with Rosetta Thomas and Tessa Atto,
and truwuta ...
Ada Marshall (aged 7) and Cooper Marshall (aged 11) pulingina for TMAG Children's Festival in nipaluna (Hobart), April 2018.
takayna tracks referred for Federal Assessment
Hodgman Government continues their relentless push to let 4WDs in to destroy heritage.
16 Oct 2017:
Federal environment Minister says full assessment is required.
So now the state government have to prove that their planned mitigation works does not impact on the national heritage values (or threatened species) of the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape.
Frydenberg seeks review of four-wheel-drive tracks in Tasmania's Tarkine
Federal Environment Department wants more information on Tarkine tracks proposal
Liberal State Government push ahead on plan to ...
palawa kani place names
on the way to
Kings Run Handover 2017
(pah tah why)
Burnie, city at Blackman Point
(peen mah teek)
(mu nah treek)
Stanley; The Nut (Circular Head)
(tee tee mah)
(pee lee tee kah)
(lu wu kah)
(rah nah mee teem)
(tie pah lah kah)
(mun tah ree cow teem)
Bluff Hill Point
(nah mu ru wah teem)
small river before Arthur River
(lah rah tu ru nown)
(mun tree cow ree pah)
(tah kye nah)
What's Growing Mar-May 2017
palawa kani names for two waterfalls
Two waterfalls in Tasmania which don’t have official names can be given palawa kani names.
One is on the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart.
(tu ree kee nah) (tru wah lah).
(literally – ‘waterfall mountain’ as the palawa kani word order is the reverse of English).
press play to hear pronunciation:
The second is in Punchbowl Reserve, Launceston.
(loy nee ) (mu ngah lee nah).
Raining Rock [Waterfall]
because the falls only ...
waranta tangara takariliya ngini, krakapaka pilri-ta.
We mourn our ancestral dead, murdered at Cape Grim on this day, 10 February 1828.
From the earliest years of the invasion and settlement of north western Tasmania, dreadful atrocities were committed against Aboriginal people. These led to the massacre at Cape Grim on 10 February 1828.
6 Aboriginal women recounted some of these brutalities to George Augustus Robinson when he visited the camp they lived in with sealers on the NW coast directly opposite Robbins Island: